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Pininfarina Introduces a Real-Life Batmobile

04 May 2024
  • What are the exterior design features of the Pininfarina Gotham and Dark Knight?
  • What are the interior design features of the Pininfarina Gotham and Dark Knight

If you've ever daydreamed about driving your own version of the Batmobile, your fantasy just got a lot more tangible (and expensive). Automobili Pininfarina, known for its exquisite automotive designs, has unveiled a pair of ultra-exclusive vehicles inspired by Bruce Wayne, the alter ego of Batman. These sleek machines, named the B95 and Battista, are not just cars; they're automotive expressions of the billionaire superhero.

Exterior design

Exterior design

Drawing inspiration from Bruce Wayne's refined persona, Pininfarina offers two distinct trims for each model: Gotham and Dark Knight. The Gotham variant exudes elegance with its tan leather upholstery, bespoke quilting on the center panel, and tan stitching. In contrast, the Dark Knight trim embraces a stealthy aesthetic, featuring black Alcantara and leather upholstery adorned with black and gold duo-tone contrast stitching.

The exterior design choices are equally striking. The Gotham Battista boasts an Argento Vittorio gloss finish complemented by a Nero Torino roof. Pininfarina's iconic logo, backlit and crafted in brushed and polished anodized aluminum, adds a touch of sophistication. Gloss-black faced 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels complete the look. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight versions of the Battista and B95 showcase a Nero Profondo exterior with Nero Torino roofs, along with ceramic-polished rims that enhance their commanding presence on the road.

Underneath the captivating aesthetics lies impressive performance. Each vehicle is equipped with a 120.0-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery powering four electric motors, delivering a staggering 1,900 horsepower. Acceleration is mind-bending, with a sprint to 62 miles per hour taking less than two seconds—truly superhero-worthy speed.

Interior design

Interior design

Inside, the Batmobile experience is further heightened. The displays feature Wayne Enterprises enhancements, seamlessly integrating advanced technology. Even the instruction voice is modeled after Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's trusted butler.

Pininfarina hasn't overlooked aerodynamics either. The Battista receives specialized enhancements, including tailgate shark fins, louver openings, and rear carbon wings, optimizing performance and adding to the vehicle's allure. Notably, Wayne Enterprises logos adorn the side skirts and roof, a subtle nod to Batman's corporate alter ego.

This collaboration between Pininfarina and Wayne Enterprises marks the pinnacle of luxury branding. Their exclusive partnership will be unveiled at BruceWayneX.com, offering a unique retail experience for a fortunate few. Alongside the Batmobiles, limited-edition jet skis, bicycles, and even the iconic Tumbler from Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy will be available—a true homage to the Batman legacy.

As for the price tag, these bespoke vehicles are strictly for the elite. While exact figures for the Batman-themed editions have yet to be disclosed, the Battista starts at $2.2 million and the B95 at $4.8 million. As Automobili Pininfarina aptly notes, you'll need Bruce Wayne's bank account to ride in these extraordinary vehicles.

For those with deep pockets and a passion for all things Batman, this is the ultimate opportunity to step into the shoes (or rather, the driver's seat) of the iconic superhero. With the Pininfarina Batmobiles, luxury and fantasy converge in a breathtaking display of automotive artistry.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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